Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 4, 2012 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Compendium - Bob Weir's new buzz-cut freaked me out!

Grateful Dead's hippie-cowboy Bob Weir in a ponytail — February 19, 1973


Some Grateful Dead fans - and "many disappointed hippies" up and down the northeast U.S. corridor - were stunned to learn and see Bob Weir was sporting a "new" haircut with his Grateful Dead band, on stage June 9, 1973 at RFK Stadium. Bob Weir now has short fucking hair - Holy Crap! I was one of those freaked-out and very disappointed hippies!

Rhino's "time-stamped" photo collection has few images from late 1972 and early 1973. Early 1973 offer glimpses from Feb 19, Mar 8, Mar 22, Mar 24, May 20, and May 26. Then we have June 9, 1973 - the first clear pics (?) of Weir's new buzz-cut!

I'll never forget seeing Bob Weir sporting a new buzz-cut on stage for the first time. I was just a twenty-year-old Hippie-taping-punk with an Afro hair-doo. I was tripping on two hits of orange-barrel. My world changed many times over, and forever, on June 9 and 10, 1973. But I never got a buzz-cut!

And, I didn't recall seeing "Jer in pigtails" for both Saturday and Sunday. I only remembered Jer's pigtails from Sunday.